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Collection Number: 04079

Collection Title: Myron Howard Ross Papers, 1944-1950

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Myron Howard Ross of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a United Mine Workers leader. The collection consists of papers collected by Ross relating to two predominantly black labor unions in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Local 22 of the Tobacco Workers Union, an affiliate of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America; and Local 420 of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union, which also included laundry workers. The papers consist principally of mimeographed letters, reports, broadsides, and clippings, and relate to the Tobacco Workers Union campaign to organize workers in Winston-Salem; relations with the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; and strikes in 1946 against local laundries, the Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, and the Winston Leaf Tobacco Company.
Creator Ross, Myron Howard, 1918-1987.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Myron Howard Ross Papers, #4079, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired 1975
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Myron Howard Ross of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a United Mine Workers leader.

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The collection consists of papers collected by Ross relating to two predominantly black labor unions in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Local 22 of the Tobacco Workers Union, an affiliate of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America; and Local 420 of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union, which also included laundry workers. The papers consist principally of mimeographed letters, reports, broadsides, and clippings, and relate to the Tobacco Workers Union campaign to organize workers in Winston-Salem; relations with the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; and strikes in 1946 against local laundries, the Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, and the Winston Leaf Tobacco Company.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2010

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